Aspiring TV presenters, listen up. Quest Arabiya, an upcoming television channel in the UAE, to be launched by Abu Dhabi’s Image Nation and the company behind Discovery channels, is looking for star broadcasters to front its shows.
If you speak Arabic, are aged between 18 to 40, all you have to do is make a short film on your phone and email it to email@example.com. The opportunity is open to both men and women. No prior experience is necessary.
Quest Arabiya will be targeted at 45 million households, mostly Arabic-speaking, spread across the Mena region. Content will be mostly male-oriented, including adventure, motoring, engineering, wildlife, history, people and places, science, crime and magic.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to uncover new talent in the region, as we build a diverse team capable of creating and delivering top-quality regional content,” said Eman Al Ansari, programming executive at Quest Arabiya. “It’s an incredible opportunity for people in the Middle East to break into television and receive the support and training they need. We’re looking for people who demonstrate personality and ambition, regardless of experience, so this is a wonderful opportunity to dig out previously undiscovered talent.”
Quest Arabiya will screen a combination of regionally-produced original material and content from Discovery’s non-fiction shows which will be edited and repurposed especially for the regional audience. The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day.